The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences by Sister Lita-Luise Chappell was written to provide specialized recipes for the Thelemic calendar of feast days. It offers a unique insight into foods by explaining their elements, ruling planets, astrological signs, and chakra attributions. The author has drawn upon her knowledge of foods amassed over a lifetime working as a chef and caterer, living as a magical practitioner, and collecting a repertoire of international flavors from her world travels. This is not your typical cookbook. Its 656 recipes offer something no other cookbook has: magick in every bite!
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An Appetizer From A Feast in the Sign of Gemini Menu
White Bean and Pistachio Dip
Smooth and nutty, here is a great dip that is paired with the next dip, and served with fresh vegetables, or crackers.
2 cups white beans (cannellini), cooked or canned, drained and rinsed
4 cups water
¼ cup pistachios, chopped, save a pinch for garnish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil (or edible almond oil can be substituted)
1 teaspoon chervil, dried
1 teaspoon marjoram, dried
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
ó teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
If beginning with dried beans, soak them overnight, strain, and bring a medium saucepan with 2 cups of water to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook covered for 1 hour until tender. Drain and cool. Canned beans are fine, but drain and rinse. Place in a food processor or blender the lemon juice, garlic, flaxseed oil, chervil and marjoram, salt, and pepper, with the beans. Whir until smooth. Slowly add the pistachios until they become creamy, adding a touch of water so that the mixture whirs smoothly, but is not runny. Chill before serving. Use a pinch of the chopped pistachios for garnish.
Lemon juice is water of the Moon in Cancer. Garlic and white pepper are fire of Mars in Aries. The white beans and pistachios are earth of air of Mercury in Gemini. The chervil, dried celery in the salt, dried marjoram, and savory, are air of Mercury in Gemini. The flaxseed oil and almond oil are fire of air of Mercury in Gemini.